Do animals feel emotions, like love or grief? What is instinct and what is learned? What drives animals as they struggle to eat, hunt, raise families and just plain survive? These are just a few of the questions that Deadly Instincts will seek to answer about the parallels between human and animal instincts.
Season 1, Episode 1 - "Blood Lines"
How do different animals go about the business of parenting? And what drives some species to stick around their offspring, while others walk away? It's all about genetic heritage. In this episode, we trace the tactics, trials and tribulations of a vast array of different species in their fight to further their bloodline. From the capybara mom who chooses to lose one baby to save seven, to the elephants standing vigil over an unknown calf, this is a journey into what really makes animal parents behave as they do.